Stranger Than Fiction Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1341

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 336

Theatrical Release Date: 11/10/2006

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Marc Forster

Actors: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Queen Latifah, Tony Hale

Plot: An IRS agent named Harold Crick begins to hear a female voice narrating his every action, and when the voice declares that he is facing imminent death, he realizes he must find out who is writing his story.

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
3/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 02/06/2019

Funny and quirky comedy that plays on storytelling cliches. Will Ferrell gives a great performance that's funny but also surprisingly dramatic and heartfelt when it counts.

Rating of
2.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/29/2012

The high concept of Stranger than Fiction is excellent, but the execution is oftentimes tedious, resulting in big sections of the plot and film that drag. Ferrell's serious portrayal is admirable, but the film doesn't have the hefty script to back up its lofty premise.

Rating of
3/4

Snoogans - wrote on 11/29/2011

Interesting film. Cool narrative and some good funny moments.

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Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
2/4

"Stranger Than Fiction" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 01/27/2012

IRS auditor Harold Crick discovers that he is the leading character of a novel in progress written by an author who is famous for killing off her heroes. I was quite taken with the idea behind this film; enough for me to get past the presence of Will Ferrell, an actor I detest. The beginning of the film lived up to my leap of faith, presenting what seemed to be a clever, literary story in the vein of Charlie Kaufman's work, complete with some nice Eternal Sunshine-style visual flourishes. Unfortunately it falters halfway through as the rather appealing Maggie Gyllenhaal's anti-establishment hippy baker falls into bed with the anally retentive-to-the-point-of-Assberger's Ferrell, a man she previously loathed and represents everything about modern society she hates. Just because he gave …

Franz Patrick
Franz Patrick
Movie God

Rating of
3/4

Solid Writing

Franz Patrick - wrote on 10/18/2008

Strangely enough, I found Will Farrell more fascinating here than in his other films where he usually plays a dumb goofball. His character is mature but has his moments of absolute silliness, sentimental and sensitive, and best of all, we care about what would happen to him. Farrell’s performance is equalled by the supporting cast: Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Queen Latifah. All of them are intelligent characters that capture the essence of regular people in real life. I think this is the kind of movie that one would do better without questioning every logic. Yes, it’s imaginative and quirky (and some events that drive the story are impossible) but that’s part of the fun. It’s a surreal comedy and we just have to accept it for what it is. I found this film to be very …

BryanFury
BryanFury
Producer

Rating of
3.5/4

Comedians are brilliant when doing serious roles

BryanFury - wrote on 01/08/2008

There was this subtlety in Will Ferrell’s face that is I think the biggest factor in making his performance credible. Of course we all want to see his comedic prowess, but its refreshing to see comedians do serious roles. To my opinion great comedians such as Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler are in their greatest intensity in such films of this genre. Acting was brilliantly delivered by the lead character; even supporting cast did a superb job themselves. Even director Marc Foster did a nice futuristic touch to it. The ending as everyone expected, the main character should die but didn’t. So I guess everybody’s happy, we all get to see our hero get the girl in the end. By the way Maggie G has nice tats, kind of a wild child on the inside and a soft innocent angel that …

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